UNE shuts down its loss-making MOOCs

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The University of New England (UNE) has shut down its pioneering ­experiment with massive open online courses (MOOCs) because it could not make it pay.

The university’s new vice-chancellor, Annabelle Duncan, said it was ­questionable whether the pay-for service model which UNE had tried would work for a small university.

“While MOOCs will continue to be offered I am sure by some of the very big providers around the world it’s not something that a university like UNE would go at alone,” she said.

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